Data Science powering the rail industry’s transformation – Kim Næss & Elena Salova, Hitachi Vantara

When your train is 5 seconds late, should the train CEO apologize on national TV? This is what happens in Japan. The rail industry is facing several challenges with aging infrastructure and trains, and reliability in many parts of the world are becoming a joke and a source of real frustration. In this session Hitachi will discuss how it is using the experience from building the most reliable train service in the world in japan, and bringing it to Europe to even deliver trains as a service where Hitachi gets paid every month based on the availability of the trains on the tracks

Key Takeaways

  • Trains with 1000´s of sensors gathering terabytes of data needs to be captured in real time
  • Rail infrastructure and train companies develops industry 4.0 thinking learning from Hitachi rail engineers
  • Utilizing all the data and applying industry knowledge for data scientists to build predictive models to improve reliability

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